US soccer team pose with supporter who's late mother was their No 1 fan

The US team with James (Twitter: Sara Shibles)
The US team with James (Twitter: Sara Shibles)
14:20pm, Tue 03 Mar 2020
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The US soccer team have posed with a supporter who's mother was an avid fan, while they were on a break from SheBelieves Cup training.

The fan's auntie tweeted the photo and revealed that it was the anniversary of her nephew's mother's death.

She wrote: "This is my nephew James and today is the 2 yr anniversary of his mom’s passing from cancer. I was worried about him all morning and then he sent me this picture. 

"Thank you to these ladies for cheering him up! His mom was one of your biggest fans! We will see you Thursday!"

The players in the photo are captain Megan Rapinoe, Ashlyn Harris, Ali Krieger, Sydney Leroux Dwyer, Tobin Heath and Christen Press.

The SheBelieves Cup begins on Thursday with the US' first match against England.

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